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<Athletes raise money for charity during lockdown>
August 2, 2020 • jainendra joshi • SPORTS

 

Athletes raise money for charity during lockdown (10 July 2020) As UK government restrictions brought an

abrupt end to several sporting leagues and seasons, our student-athletes addressed the challenges of

lockdown within the most inspiring way. Since March 2020, our student-athletes have raised over £16,000

for worthy causes through a variety of self-organised challenges and remote activities. From distance

running and weightlifting events to keepy-uppy and handstand challenges,

our athletes participated in a

range of imaginative and creative activities from across the UK and around the world, raising money for

worthy causes and staying connected with their teammates. Teamwork and unity are some of the

characteristics we often see on the sports pitches, and we are incredibly proud to see our athletes

demonstrate these characteristics in such uncertain times and raise funds for so many worthy causes.

Sport at Durham

The physical and mental health benefits associated with sport and exercise are well

documented, we are proud that 75% or our students participate in sport at a college, university or

professional level. With over 550 teams, across 18 sports, our College Sport structure is one of the

largest and diverse intra-mural programmes in the world, presenting almost unlimited opportunities to

make friends, develop self-worth and feel part of a community.